EMPATHY means to be preoccupied by the thoughts and feelings of other
people, putting yourself in their place, trying to think like them.

Neculai Ioan Fantanaru.

Who we work with

We work with clients that are engaged, or thinking of engaging, with substance misuse treatment in the London borough of Wandsworth. We assess clients on a case by case basis and will match our volunteers to clients that have had similar experiences. We hope that this relationship will help empower both our volunteers and clients.

What we can do for you

We can offer emotional support and empathy but most importantly we offer a non- judgemental attitude. We can help you with day to day tasks that can sometimes feel overwhelming, such as filling out forms, making appointments and help you to take control of issues that may be holding you back.

Our volunteers can help to link you into social clubs and groups for individuals in treatment for substance misuse in Wandsworth. Aurora Project Volunteers will be able to support you through difficult times and difficult situations.

How to be referred

Aurora Project welcomes referrals from professionals working with services users and directly from service users.

Our services are only effective when the person referred has decided to work through their issues with substance use sincerely.

If you are considering referring someone you work with, or are concerned about please have a discussion with them to ensure they are fully informed of the service offering, the commitment required in mind and time.

Currently, our services are only open to residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth. 

We ask about:

  • Referrer’s contact details
  • Service users personal details
  • Indication of support required
  • History of treatment for substance use
  • Organisations involved in the care of service user
  • Physical and/or Mental Health issues
  • Interests & passions of services user
  • Risk assessment questions

Our referral process is really simple; complete our online form.

Once submitted the referral will be reviewed and the service user will be contacted by Aurora Project.